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The international CAN Conference acts as an unrivaled platform for presenting the latest CAN, CAN FD, CAN XL developments. Experts from all over the world and from most diversified application areas have met for years at this international event.

The conference is unique in its target group and it offers participants the possibility to become acquainted with the latest developments in CAN. The iCC is the event to present CAN-based research and for exchanging experiences with international experts from related work fields.


Join us on March 17 to 18, 2020 for high-quality speeches, exciting discussions, and unique networking opportunities.

Participation fees two days conference

Without German VAT With German VAT
Non‑member early bird 650,00 € 773,50 € Register now
Non‑member on‑site 750,00 € 892,50 € Register now
CiA member early bird 525,00 € 624,75 € Register now
CiA member on‑site 600,00 € 714,00 € Register now
Co‑speaker early bird 400,00 € 476,00 € Register now
Co‑speaker on‑site 460,00 € 547,40 € Register now

Early bird rates till February 19, 2020

Program of the 17th international CAN Conference

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
09:30 - 09:45 Holger Zeltwanger (CiA) Conference opening
Keynote session
Chairperson: Holger Zeltwanger (CiA)
09:45 - 11:00 Carsten Schanze (VW) Future of CAN from the prospective of an OEM
Session I: Physical layer
Chairperson: Carsten Schanze (VW)
11:00 - 11:30 Magnus-Maria Hell (Infineon) The physical layer in the CAN XL world
11:30 - 12:00 Patrick Isensee (C&S Group) The challenge of future 10-Mbit/s in-vehicle networks
12:00 - 12:30 Johnnie Hancock (Keysight) Characterizing the physical layer of CAN FD
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
Session II: CAN XL data link layer
Chairperson: Reiner Zitzmann (CiA)
14:00 - 14:30 Florian Hartwich (Robert Bosch) Introducing CAN XL into CAN networks
14:30 - 15:00 Dr. Arthur Mutter (Robert Bosch) CAN XL error detection capabilities
15:00 - 15:30 Dr. Christian Senger (University of Stuttgart) CRC error detection for CAN XL
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
Session III: CANopen testing
Chairperson: Uwe Koppe (Microcontrol)
16:00 - 16:30 Mark Schwager (Vector) A new approach for simulating and testing of CANopen devices
16:30 - 17:00 Oskar Kaplun (CiA) CANopen FD conformance testing – today and tomorrow
Session IV: CANopen FD
Chairperson: Christian Schlegel
17:00 - 17:30 Uwe Wilhelm (Peak), Christian Keydel (Emsa) A simplified classic CANopen-to-CANopen FD migration path using smart bridges
17:30 - 18:00 Alexander Philipp (Emotas) A theoretical approach for node-ID negotiation in CANopen networks
18:00 - 18:30 Yao Yao (CiA) CANopen FD devices identification via new layer setting services (LSS)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Session V: CAN FD lower layers
Chairperson: Dr. Frank Deicke (Fraunhofer IPMS)
09:00 - 09:30 Tony Adamson, Axel Engelhard (NXP) CAN signal improvement and designing 5-Mbit/s networks
19:30 - 10:00 Fred Rennig (ST Microelectronics) A lightweight communication bus based on CAN FD for data exchange with small monolithic actuators and sensors
10:00 - 10:30 Kent Lennartsson (Kvaser) Improved CAN-driver
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break
Session VI: Engineering
Chairperson: Kent Lennartsson (Kvaser)
11:00 - 11:30 Nikos Zervas (Cast) Designing a CAN-to-TSN Ethernet gateway
11:30 - 12:00 Dr. Heikki Saha (TKE) Automated workflow for generation of CANopen system monitoring graphical user interface (GUI)
12:00 - 12:30 Dr. Christopher Quigley (Warwick) Benchmarking of CAN systems using the physical layer – car, truck, and, marine case studies
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch break
Session VII: Security
Chairperson: Torsten Gedenk (Emotas)
14:00 - 14:30 Thilo Schumann (CiA) Embedded security recap
14:30 - 15:00 Prof. Dr. Axel Sikora (Hochschule Offenburg), Georg Olma (NXP), Olaf Pfeiffer (Emsa) Achieving multi-level CAN (FD) security by complementing available technologies
15:00 - 15:30 Donjete Elshani, Vivin Richards (Infineon) CAN XL made secure
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break
Session VIII: CAN XL higher layers
Chairperson: Dr. Arthur Mutter (Robert Bosch)
16:00 - 16:30 Peter Decker (Vector) IP concepts on CAN XL
16:30 - 17:00 Holger Zeltwanger (CiA) Multi-PDU concept for heterogeneous backbone networks

Program committee


Take the opportunity and present your company as sponsor to an interested audience at iCC. CiA invites you to act as a sponsor at the 17th international CAN Conference 2020, in Baden-Baden.

The sponsoring companies appear in all conference materials, get free access to the conference and can take part in the tabletop exhibition free of charge. Additionally, sponsoring companies take part in the program committee.

For details regarding sponsorship, please contact CiA office:
Phone: +49-911-928819-22
email: conferences(at)can-cia.org

Download the iCC sponsorship order form.

Tabletop exhibition

CiA invites you to take part at the tabletop exhibition. Take the opportunity and discuss your latest developments and solutions in the application field of CAN devices, software, semiconductors, and tools, with long-standing experts in CAN-based networking.

Tabletop exhibitions complete the technical content of the speeches at conferences with the shown products. They are the place for meeting international experts, discussing new projects, exchanging experiences. From the beginning the CAN community used the iCC tabletop exhibition as the opportunity for networking.

For details regarding sponsorship, please contact CiA office:
Phone: +49-911-928819-22
email: conferences(at)can-cia.org

Download the iCC tabletop exhibition order form.


Bosch • emotas • esd electronics • Gemac • HMS • Infineon • Janz Tec • Kniel
Kvaser • Murata • NXP • Peak-System • Vector


Kongresshaus Baden-Baden • Augustaplatz 10 • 76530 Baden-Baden

Accommodation: In case you need an accommodation near the conference, please consider that CiA has assisted you by making a reservation in several hotels. An overview of those hotels and the possibility to place your booking is provided here. The reservation expires February 14, 2020.

Speakers information

CiA invites you to become an active part of the upcoming 17th international CAN Conference. Take the opportunity and present you and your company to an interested audience. Discuss your latest developments and solutions in the application fields of CAN with long-standing experts in CAN-based networking.

CAN experts from all kind of CAN application fields are invited to present their latest developments, and to report on new application fields. Topics will be CAN, CAN FD and CAN XL. We are very much looking forward to learn which interesting topics will be submitted.

Call for papers

General information

Please consider the following details to plan and submit a presentation:

  1. The scope of the international CAN Conference is to discuss latest technical trends and developments in CAN-based networking. We appreciate any submission, covering CAN-related novel ideas.
  2. Submissions to the 17th international CAN Conference should not have been published previously in any magazine or conference. Additionally they should not be under review or consideration for publication or presentation elsewhere.
  3. Technical trends and solutions are in the focus of the 17th iCC. Marketing-oriented papers as well as pure product descriptions will not be accepted.
  4. The conference language is English. All submissions and presentation slides shall be in English language.
  5. Full papers, to accepted submissions, to the 17th iCC, are published in the conference proceedings, and made publically available.
  6. The presentation slides are available for download, for all attendees of the 17th iCC.
  7. CiA GmbH is recording the presentations. The generated material will be provided online. By submitting a paper, you accept being recorded during your presentation at 17th iCC, and that CiA makes the material publically available online.
  8. At 17th iCC, the speaker of a presentation shall have deep expertise in the subject and good public presentation skills. The acceptance of a submission is linked to the speaker, as well. The organizer shall be informed immediately, in case the speaker is changed.

Important deadlines

  1. Full paper submission: January 08, 2020
  2. Final presentation submission: March 10, 2020

Previous iCCs

During the last few years a shift of focus has taken place from theoretical to practical and application-oriented. This is true for the speakers as well as for the visitors. Since 2012 another important topic has been added with CAN FD. However, speeches cover practical subjects, such as tools that tremendously simplify the integration of CAN into an application. Papers covering system design, testing, safety and security, or CANopen and CANopen FD as well are discussed vividly among the participants.